Key Player The Mennonists

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Leaders of the Mennonist community are alarmed by the growing ‘war spirit’ and the threat it represents to their historic position as ‘defenseless Christians’. In 1745 they contract with the Ephrata Cloister to translate the Martyrs Mirror from Dutch to German and print copies.
In May 1755, as Braddock marches west, thirteen Mennonist elders present a petition to the Pennsylvania Assembly.

Excerpts of the Petition are captured in the Fraktur here by Esther Ruthfraktur mennonite book

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